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Athens Area Humane Society of Clarke County and SPCA, Inc

little paws, BIG CAUSE!

aka Athens Area Humane Society   |   Athens, GA   |  athenshumanesociety.orghttps://athenshumanesociety.org/
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Athens Area Humane Society of Clarke County and SPCA, Inc

EIN: 58-1847318


Mission

We rescue and protect companion animals by providing for their wellbeing, uniting them with loving homes, and advocating for a compassionate society.

Ruling year info

1992

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Cheryl McCormick

Main address

PO Box 5008

Athens, GA 30604 USA

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EIN

58-1847318

Subject area info

Domesticated animals

Animal welfare

Veterinary medicine

Population served info

Age groups

Economically disadvantaged people

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Veterinary Services (D40)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (D12)

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

High companion pet euthanasia rates in our area/state, in shelters, due to abundant pet overpopulation. High influx annually of new puppies and kittens born to unaltered pets. General lack of public knowledge about pet overpopulation and the resources available in the community to prevent this.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Athens Area Humane Society Adoption Program

AAHS houses and cares for homeless cats and dogs while trying to find a suitable home for them. We average over 1100 adoptions per year, and we are a no kill, limited admission shelter. Although we do take some owner surrenders from the public, 95% of our animals come from animal control facilities in the surrounding counties. We complete about the same number of cat and dog adoptions each year.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Started in November of 2007, the Athens Regional Spay/Neuter Center is a program designed to combat pet overpopulation at the heart of the matter.  We complete over 5,000 a year.
Our purpose is to provide low cost, high quality spays and neuters to the population of Athens-Clarke County and surrounding areas. Our objective is to offer a non-lethal solution to pet overpopulation so that we can lead the way in creating a no-kill community.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animal adoptions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Athens Area Humane Society Adoption Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of dogs spayed or neutered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Athens Area Humane Society Spay & Neuter and Wellness Clinic

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals spayed and neutered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Athens Area Humane Society Spay & Neuter and Wellness Clinic

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals vaccinated

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Athens Area Humane Society Spay & Neuter and Wellness Clinic

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Vaccines include: Bordetella, DA2PP, Feline Leukemia, FVRCP, and Rabies.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To reduce companion animal euthanasia in our local and state shelters through programs, public education, and community involvement.

To greatly reduce the number of companion animal pregnancies in our community, both owned and stray.

To educate the public, about the importance of companion animal health, welfare, and community involvement.

We accomplish our mission and goals through:

A low-cost spay/neuter clinic offering surgeries to owned and community animals.

Matching animals to loving families for adoption.

Educating the community about animal welfare issues.

Our capabilities include:

A qualified team of veterinarian staff for spay/neuter.

Qualified and dedicated adoption counselors to match animals with families.

Facilities to accomplish our goals.

Since 2014, we have successfully facilitated over 7,000 adoptions and 25,000 surgeries, with our numbers continually increasing.

AAHS moved into a larger property in 2021, which will increase our capacity, and enable us to offer more low-cost veterinary services to the public.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback

Financials

Athens Area Humane Society of Clarke County and SPCA, Inc
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0.99

Average of 113.96 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0.6

Average of 2.2 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

17%

Average of 14% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Athens Area Humane Society of Clarke County and SPCA, Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Athens Area Humane Society of Clarke County and SPCA, Inc

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Athens Area Humane Society of Clarke County and SPCA, Inc

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Athens Area Humane Society of Clarke County and SPCA, Inc’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$134,264 $654,669 $277,065 $458,470 -$727,711
As % of expenses -13.0% 66.3% 28.8% 34.4% -39.6%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$154,977 $624,616 $249,689 $362,857 -$1,002,817
As % of expenses -14.7% 61.4% 25.3% 25.4% -47.4%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $1,142,242 $1,225,466 $895,731 $1,795,077 $1,485,079
Total revenue, % change over prior year 7.3% 7.3% -26.9% 100.4% -17.3%
Program services revenue 44.0% 34.7% 34.6% 18.3% 43.3%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 16.1% 12.8% 15.8% 9.4% 5.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 4.8% 6.3%
All other grants and contributions 39.6% 52.2% 45.0% 54.0% 61.1%
Other revenue 0.3% 0.3% 4.5% 13.5% -15.6%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $1,032,099 $987,235 $961,044 $1,331,771 $1,838,611
Total expenses, % change over prior year 3.5% -4.3% -2.7% 38.6% 38.1%
Personnel 53.1% 52.0% 55.3% 64.6% 59.8%
Professional fees 1.6% 4.1% 9.1% 5.5% 5.7%
Occupancy 3.5% 2.8% 5.9% 2.3% 2.4%
Interest 0.0% 0.4% 5.1% 5.0% 6.5%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 41.9% 40.6% 24.6% 22.6% 25.7%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $1,052,812 $1,017,288 $988,420 $1,427,384 $2,113,717
One month of savings $86,008 $82,270 $80,087 $110,981 $153,218
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $139,621 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $39,147 $1,712,629 $0 $2,246,156 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $1,177,967 $2,812,187 $1,208,128 $3,784,521 $2,266,935

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 1.2 3.6 1.3 4.4 0.6
Months of cash and investments 38.4 48.9 49.8 39.5 22.8
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 39.2 48.8 51.6 35.1 22.2
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $99,161 $300,083 $103,223 $488,677 $93,863
Investments $3,201,548 $3,723,113 $3,883,376 $3,895,134 $3,398,673
Receivables $79,959 $20,234 $54,754 $7,074 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $836,026 $2,547,925 $2,549,349 $4,410,063 $4,492,241
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 42.8% 15.2% 15.7% 2.5% 8.6%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.5% 28.0% 27.9% 40.9% 46.3%
Unrestricted net assets $3,846,767 $4,471,383 $4,721,072 $5,083,929 $4,081,112
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $55,901 $0
Total net assets $3,846,767 $4,471,383 $4,721,072 $5,139,830 $4,081,112

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Cheryl McCormick

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Athens Area Humane Society of Clarke County and SPCA, Inc

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Athens Area Humane Society of Clarke County and SPCA, Inc

Board of directors
as of 03/17/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Ms. Christina Moore

Synovus Bank

Term: 2020 -

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/7/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/07/2023

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Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
There are no contractors recorded for this organization.

Professional fundraisers

Fiscal year ending

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 Schedule G

Solicitation activities
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